Free Maine CDL General Knowledge Practice Test 2022

You are looking for actual practice for your coming CDL test? So you have come to the right place. Our ME General Knowledge Practice Test has the same questions as the real exam which is based on the Maine CDL Manual. Our CDL practice test pack covers most of the subject areas on the Maine General Knowledge Test such as shifting techniques, railroad crossing safety, drunk driving laws, and much more to make you become a safer driver. In addition, each question has a detailed explanation that will help you understand the concept and answer future questions about it correctly. If you don't get the pass right away, don't worry, you can take this practice test an unlimited number of times to make sure you learn all the questions. Our Maine CDL Practice Test will refine your driving knowledge so you can earn your CDL and start driving on the roads. Let’s take our practice test now!

Our CDL practice tests:
Based on 2022 ME commercial driver's license manual
Full answers + detailed explanations
Perfect for first-time, renewal applicants
ME CDL General Knowledge Test format:
50 questions
40 correct answers to pass
80% passing score
List of questions
1.
What is the minimum weight of a shipment of paper rolls that would require specific securement requirements?
2.
You're loaded heavy with 1/2 tank of fuel onboard. Using the following numbers, where should you move the 5th wheel to get it setup properly?

steer axle: 10,800 pounds
drive axles: 34,700 pounds
Weight transfer: 500 pounds per hole
3.
A vehicle is loaded with very little weight on the drive axle. What may happen?
4.
When is the driver responsible for inspecting cargo and securing devices?
5.
How do you stop a front-wheel skid?
6.
Define 'bolster':
7.
You are driving on a clear night. You must dim your headlights from high to low. You should adjust your speed so that you can stop within:
8.
Which statement below is false?
9.
Which of these is NOT a danger when an automatic transmission is forced into a low gear at a high speed?
10.
What time does a 14 hour rule violation occur?
11.
When starting a bus on a level surface with good traction there is often no need for:
12.
The cargo securement standard applies to commercial vehicles weighing more than:
13.
When making a left turn, you should do which of the following?
14.
Applying the brakes repeatedly on a downgrade to reduce speed 5 mph below your target is called:
15.
You weigh the truck immediately before and after fueling. Based on the following, determine what percentage of the weight goes to each set of axles:

Before fueling:

steer: 10,200, drives: 31,300, gross: 71,700

After fueling:

steer:11,000, drives: 31,500, gross: 72,700

16.
A row of metal coils loaded with eyes lengthwise requires how many direct tiedowns over each side-by-side row or coil?
17.
Using radar detectors in commercial vehicles:
18.
Instead of stopping in an emergency, what is many times the safer action?
19.
In cargo securement, a 'well' is defined as:
20.
Which of these statements about drugs is true?
21.
What are the four basic weight limits?
22.
When securing concrete pipe with a diameter up to 45 inches loaded crosswise as a group,lengthwise tiedowns should be either one 1/2 in chain or wire rope, or:
23.
A hazmat endorsement will be denied or canceled if:
24.
Medicine used to treat the common cold:
25.
Three serious traffic violations in a 3-year period will result in a CDL disqualification of:
26.
Which of these statements about double clutching and shifting is true?
27.
The bridge formula:
28.
A dunnage bag is:
29.
Which of these actions are NOT recommended for a left turn?
30.
Which vehicle will have the most difficulty staying in its lane during strong wind?
31.
In general, the best braking technique to use in maintaining a safe speed when driving on a downgrade is:
32.
If an oncoming vehicle drifts into your lane you should:
33.
If a CDL-holder's privilege to drive non-CMV's is revoked or suspended more than once for alcohol, felony, or controlled substance violations, the CDL will be disqualified for:
34.
What is the minimum aggregate WLL of all tiedowns in a group of concrete pipe?
35.
What is the WLL of a 1/2-inch Grade 70 tiedown?
36.
Which of the following has the greatest affect on the gross vehicle weight?
37.
When crossing railroad tracks in a placarded vehicle or a bus:
38.
One option of positioning bundles of building materials is:
39.
Which of these is NOT a danger of a rough acceleration?
40.
To adjust driving space to slippery conditions, all of the following are space considerations except:
41.
If you have used up all of your 14 hour on duty time, how many hours would you regain after an 8 hour break in the sleeper berth?
42.
Using the following numbers for your calculations, how much weight will come off your drive axles?

Miles per gallon: 6

Miles travelled: 360

Percentage of fuel weight on drive axles: 30%
43.
The value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a combination vehicle is?
44.
What is true about bad weather and driving conditions?
45.
On what day and time does an 11 hour rule violation occur?
Day 1

Day 2

46.
A Class A CDL is required to drive a combination vehicle of over 26,001 lbs towing a vehicle weighing:
47.
Working Load Limit (WLL)is defined as:
48.
When securing concrete pipe over 45 inches loaded crosswise, which direction must the tiedowns on the front half of the load run?
49.
The purpose of hazmat rules includes all of these except:
50.
According to the general rule, for how much space should you leave in front of your vehicle at speeds below 40 mph?